Professor Veena Sahajwalla elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

AAS Fellow Election
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 2:00pm

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla is an internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer and innovator who is revolutionising recycling science. She is renowned for pioneering the high temperature transformation of waste in the production of a new generation of ‘green materials’.

As Director of the Sustainable Materials Research and Technology Centre (SMaRT@UNSW), she has built a world-class research hub.

Sahajwalla leads a highly innovative research program that fosters innovation and promotes collaboration with industry to ensure that scientific advances in sustainable materials and processes are readily translated into commercially-viable environmental solutions.

She recently launched the world's first e-waste microfactory, which has the potential to reduce the vast amount of electronic waste heading into landfill.